BMW and Peugeot team up for hybrid technology

BMW and Peugeot team up for hybrid technology

The German luxury carmaker BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroen of France announced Monday they would invest €100 million ($138 million) in a joint venture to develop hybrid vehicle technology.

Tech fair CeBIT rides bullish IT sector

Tech fair CeBIT rides bullish IT sector

With the IT industry in a bullish mood, CeBIT opens on Tuesday in Hannover. The world's top high-tech trade fair is preparing to wow visitors with head-spinning futuristic gadgets and the latest in 'cloud computing' technology.

Broken vacuum cleaner sets off terror alert

Broken vacuum cleaner sets off terror alert

The war on terror recently became a battle for a clean floor in Germany after a man of Tunisian descent found out his order of a vacuum cleaner part had been flagged on a terrorism watch list.

Schavan ’embarrassed’ by Guttenberg

Schavan ’embarrassed’ by Guttenberg

Members of Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s fellow conservatives criticized him for plagiarizing his doctoral on Monday, calling him an embarrassment and labelling his handling of the matter a “nail in the coffin for” Germany's democracy.

Germany proposes 60-day freeze on payments to Libya

Germany proposes 60-day freeze on payments to Libya

Germany has proposed an international freeze on all payments to Libya for 60 days to deprive ruler Muammar Qaddafi of the means of "oppressing the people," Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Monday.

Bayer hit by surprise Q4 loss on heavy charges

Bayer hit by surprise Q4 loss on heavy charges

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer said Monday it suffered a surprise fourth quarter loss owing to charges that included a write-down on its Schering brand and costs of US legal proceedings.

Hells Angel jailed over police shooting

Hells Angel jailed over police shooting

A member of the Hells Angels biker gang was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Koblenz court Monday for killing a police officer.

A train ride to nowhere

A train ride to nowhere

Is it no longer safe to use public transport in Germany? Recent attacks in Berlin go hand in hand with the city’s decaying infrastructure, argues Werner van Bebber from Der Tagesspiegel.

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Heidi's Oscar predictions were proven (mostly) right at the Academy Awards show on Sunday night. While the famous cross-eyed opossum correctly tipped the winners for the Best Actor and Actress, she got the Best Film award wrong.

Health Minister rejects limit to waiting period for appointments

Health Minister rejects limit to waiting period for appointments

German Health Minister Philipp Rösler on Monday rejected plans by conservatives to ensure doctor’s appointments within three weeks for those with public health insurance, saying it would not address the real problem – a shortage of doctors.

Germans and Brits stage covert rescue in Libya

Germans and Brits stage covert rescue in Libya

The Bundeswehr teamed up with the British Royal Air Force to stage a risky covert rescue mission, plucking 132 Europeans from Libya, among them 22 Germans, according to a media report on Monday.

Erdogan slams ‘xenophobia’ and urges Turks to integrate

Erdogan slams ‘xenophobia’ and urges Turks to integrate

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday evening slammed "xenophobia" in Germany and urged Turks to integrate into German society without abandoning their own culture.

Bayern Munich gives up title hopes as Leverkusen draws with Bremen

Bayern Munich gives up title hopes as Leverkusen draws with Bremen

Ten-man Bayer Leverkusen stayed second in the Bundesliga on Sunday despite being held to a 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen, while Bayern Munich have waved the white-flag on their title aspirations.